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Learn to Skate Program                

Welcome to the Oakland Ice Center's "Learn to Skate" Program - a challenging, rewarding and fun way to learn the sports of Hockey & Skating!

We offer group skating lessons for ages 3 to Adult, all with exceptional student to teacher ratios. Group instruction includes a 30 minute class and 30 minute supervised practice. Each skater will receive a pin upon completion of each level, and a certificate of completion for each class (Skating Classes Only). Skating Classes are designed to take participants from beginning steps through advanced Freestyle levels. Hockey Classes are for Beginner through Advanced levels, with each class focusing on skill development, positional play and FUN!

Fall Series 2018

September 11 - December 9 

No classes Thanksgiving Week

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Skate rental is NOT included in the enrollment fee. Participants without skates are able to purchase discounted skate rental coupons for their classes! Students should arrive at least 15 minutes before class. It is recommended that new students skate one time before their lesson to become accustomed to the ice and determine the proper size of skates.

  • All Skating Class students should wear warm clothing, gloves and clothes that allow them to move easily on the ice. Helmets are always recommended, especially for children six and under.
  • Arrive early for the first three weeks of classes to accommodate the check-in and registration process.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT PARENTS/CAREGIVERS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE ICE FOR OUR REGULAR TOT CLASSES.
  • WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!
  • CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT OFFERING THE "ONE TIME GIVE IT A TRY" OPTION.
  • For first time skaters, children and adults, attending a public session is the best way to introduce your future skater to the Oakland Ice Center.
  • NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP CLASSES ARE OFFERED.
  • CURRENTLY WE ARE NOT OFFERING THE "ONE TIME GIVE IT A TRY" OPTION.
  • Please register your child in the appropriate skate lever for their abilities. We reserve the option to move skater to the level best suited for their skills. 

 

Parent/Tot Beginning Skating Class

A Parent and Tot Skating Class for Beginning Tots

This is a fun class for one Parent/Guardian and one child to learn to ice skate together.

For very beginning skaters who need the security of  having their parent on the ice with them.

Young Skaters build confidence through games and basic skating instruction.

  • Children must be between the ages of 3 and 5.
  • Cost includes one parent/guardian and one child. 
  • Each child must be accompanied by an adult.
  • The parent must be on the ice, in skates, during the class.

 CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Tiny Tot (Age 3-6 Beginner)

This class is designed for the little ones who would like to try ice skating. They will learn the basics skating skills through playing games and building confidence on the ice.

PLEASE NOTE THAT PARENTS/CAREGIVERS ARE NOT ALLOWED ON THE ICE FOR OUR REGULAR TOT CLASSES.

 

Tuesday 5:15p-6:15p

Thursday 5:15p-6:15p

Saturday 10:45a-11:45a 

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.
     

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.
     

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Beginner 1-3 (Age 7-Up)

Tuesday 5:15p-6:15p - Beginner 1(Pre Alpha),Beginner 2(Alpha)  Beginner 3(Beta)

Thursday 5:15p-6:15p - Beginner 1(Pre Alpha),Beginner 2(Alpha)  Beginner 3(Beta)

Saturday - Beginner 1(Pre Alpha), Beginner 2(Alpha) 10:45am-11:45am

Saturday - Beginner 3(Beta) 11:45a-12:45p

 

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Intermediate 1-Advanced 4

Tuesday 5:45p-6:45p

Thursday 5:45p-6:45p

Saturday 11:45a-12:45p

Intermediate 1 (Gamma), Intermediate 2 (Delta), Intermediate 3 (Freestyle 1),

Advanced 1 (Freestyle 2), Advanced 2 (Freestyle 3), Advanced 3 (Freestyle 4),

Advanced 4( Freestyle 5)

 

ATTIRE

  • Proper attire is important. The skating school recommends gloves and a warm sweater. Please no snowsuits,ski jackets or elbow and shin pads.

PRACTICE

  • We encourage you to practice other than your lesson day.

PARENTS

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors during class time. If you have a problem please speak to someone at the cashiers booth and they will be happy to help you. Parents are NEVER allowed to step on the ice during group lessons.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT WE DO NOT OFFER MAKE UP CLASSES OR REFUNDS!
  • PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Adult Beginner

Tuesday 6:15p-7:15p

Saturday 9:45a-10:45a

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

 

Adult Intermediate

Tuesday 6:15p-7:15p

Thursday 5:45p-6:45p

Saturday 9:45a-10:45a

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

Adult Advanced

Tuesday 6:15p-7:15p

Thursday 5:45p-6:45p

Saturday: 9:45a-10:45a

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO ENROLL

 

Youth Hockey Lessons

Thursday 5:45p-6:30p

Saturday 9:15a-10a

You may request rental hockey equipment free of charge or provide your own. Please select the option that applys to you.

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

 

Adult Hockey Lessons

Thursdays 6:30-7:30pm

Sundays: 5:30-6:30pm

FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CLICK HERE

Intro to Speedskating

The Intro to Speedskating class will provide a safe and fun environment for students to learn the

skills needed to speedskate at either a recreational or a competitive level.

Speedskating is a family sport that is open to all ages.

 

Saturday 8:30a-9:30am

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER ONLINE

Adult Synchronized Skating Team

Synchronized skating or "synchro" is a specialized discipline of skating involving groups of eight or more skaters performing various group formations and maneuvers. The objective is for the team to perform as one unit executing circles, blocks, lines, wheels and intersections in unison to the music, while demonstrating quality edges, power and flow.

Saturday Mornings

5:45 - 6:45 AM - IceSymmetrics

6:45 - 8:00 AM - Cold Fusion

NHL Rink

Returning Members Click HERE to enroll.

 

Please email Skating Manager David Hicks 

 

 

Special Needs/Therapeutic Skating Program

Friday - 5:00 – 5:45 PM

To Enroll Online Please Click Here

Note: 'Free admission for one parent or aide. All other family members will be charged a $5 drop in fee.

The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges. Emphasizing fun and safety, the Special Skater program helps to improve balance and Coordination which promotes an "I can do it!" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life. With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment.

For more information please email Skating Manager David Hicks

NEW! Special Skaters Skills Class

Instructor Recommendation Only

Please Contact Skating Manager David Hicks

Tuesday's from 5:45 - 6:45 PM

An extension of our Friday Special Needs/Therapeutic skating series for participants

who would like to advance their skating skills.

The Oakland Ice Center/Sharks Ice proudly offers a learn to skate program which has been

developed especially for athletes with special physical and developmental challenges.

Please Note: NO walkers or assistant/aides are utilized for this class.

 

       

Special Hockey

The Oakland Ice Center operated by Sharks Ice is offering a Special Hockey program that is open to all skaters with developmental or physical challenges who would like to participate in hockey.  With support and encouragement our program is adapted to the level of the ability of our participants. Emphasizing fun, safety, and team spirit, the Special Hockey program helps to improve balance and coordination which promotes an "I can do it" attitude that carries over into other aspects of the participant's life.With the assistance of volunteers, skaters develop skills, make new friends, and experience a new found freedom and sense of accomplishment. 
We offer participants the opportunity to take gear home as part of their participation in one of our hockey programs with a signed Rental Agreement.

 

For additional information click here

If you are interested in your child joining this class please email David Hicks

Our team practices on Friday evenings from 6:00 - 7:00 PM.

Sharks Ice Class Lesson Accomplisment Levels

Tot 1

March in place

Dip in place

Fall down & Stand up

Skate across ice

Tot 2

Two-Foot Jump in Place

Forward Swizzle Standing Still

Single Swizzle

Beginning Two-Foot Glide

Tot 3

Push and Glide Stroking

Preparation for Snowplow Stop

Dip

Forward Swizzle

Tot 4

T-Position and Push (Right And Left)

Backward Swizzle

Two-Foot or One-Foot Snowplow Stop

Backward Wiggle

 

Beginner 1 (Pre-Alpha equivalent)

1. Two foot glide

2. One-foot glide/ right foot/ left foot

3. Forward Swizzle

4. Backward Wiggle

5. Backward Swizzle

6. Forward Pumps

 

Beginner 2 (Alpha equivalent)

1. Forward Stroking

2. Forward Crossovers left over right (5)

3. Forward Crossovers right over left (5)

4. One foot snowplow stop

5. Two foot turn

 

Beginner 3 (Beta equivalent)

1. Backward Crossovers right over left (5)

2. Backward Crossovers left over right (5)

3. Backward Stroking (6)

4. Right T-Stop

5. Left T-Stop

6. Introduction to Forward Edges

 

Intermediate 1 (Gamma equivalent)

1. Left Forward Outside 3-Turn

2. Right Forward Outside 3-Turn

3. Left Forward Inside Mohawk

4. Right Forward Inside Mohawk

5. Hockey Stop

6. Introduction to Backward Edges

 

Intermediate 2 (Delta equivalent)

1. Left Forward Inside 3-Turn

2. Right Forward Inside 3-Turn

3. Forward Outside Edges

4. Forward Inside Edges

5. Lunge or Shoot the Duck

6. One-half Flip

Intermediate 3 (Freestyle 1 equivalent)

1. Backward outside edges

2. Backward inside edges

3. Two-foot spin

4. Forward spiral

5. Forward inside pivot

6. Waltz jump

 

Advanced 1 (Freestyle 2 equivalent)

1. Forward outside spirals

2. Forward inside spirals

3. One-half lutz

4. One-half Toe Walley

5. One foot spin

6. Ballet jump

 

Advanced 2 (Freestyle 3 equivalent)

1. Backward outside pivot

2. Change foot spin

3. Backward spiral

4. Salchow jump

5. Toe Loop jump

6. Backward outside three turns

 

Advanced 3 (Freestyle 4 equivalent)

1. Flip jump

2. Loop jump

3. Sit spin

4. One-half loop jump

5. Backward inside three-turns

6. Backward inside spirals

7. Backward outside spirals

 

Advanced 4 (Freestyle 5 equivalent)

1.Lutz jump

2.Axel jump

3.Back scratch spin

4.Combination spin – camel,sit,upright

5.Forward Choctaw (outside/inside)

6.Forward Bracket (outside/inside)

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: About Our Learn to Skate Program

  • If possible it is recommended that new students skate one time before their lesson to become accustomed to the ice and determine the proper size of skates.

  • On the first day all students should arrive at least 30 (thirty) minutes before class. Saturday morning 10:45 AM class students even earlier if you can. We have the highest volume of new students on Saturday’s and  the line can be long at the desk.

  • The first day is about organization for all of us and you and getting all of the skaters in to the correct class and/or level. This often can take a week or two to accomplish.

  • Please tie the skates tightly and firmly. Skates run true to shoe size. A skate that is too big is never advisable.

  • All Skating Class students (Children and Adults) should wear warm clothing, gloves and clothes that allow them to move easily on the ice. Helmets are always welcome, especially for children six and under

  • While we all want our skaters to start working on those doubles and triple jumps as soon as possible, please remember that a good, solid foundation comes first. Every coach on staff has excellent qualifications and many have made this a lifelong career. We all work in different ways to achieve the same results.

  • Please do not block the doors to the ice. It impedes the flow of traffic for the skaters and coaches entering and exiting AND can be quite dangerous too. The doors should be closed at all times.

  • Please do not interrupt the instructors while they are working.

  • PLEASE NOTE: Under no circumstances are Parents/Caregivers allowed on the ice during the lesson/practice time (with or without skates!)

  • SKATE RENTAL is not included in the enrollment price. A discounted book of rental tickets may be purchased from the cashier.

  • NO REFUNDS OR MAKE UP CLASSES ARE OFFERED.

PARKING AT THE OIC

Parking Options:

Dalziel Garage Free parking is available for all OIC patrons at the Dalziel Garage on 15th Street between San Pablo and Clay Streets (1 block from the rink—see map below) from 4pm to 1am Friday evening and Saturday from 8am to 1am.  Please make sure to request validation upon entering the garage in   order to receive free parking during these hours.

18th & San Pablo Surface Lot:  Parking is available in this lot for up to four hours, for a fee of $2 per hour.  PARKING IS FREE IN THIS LOT ON SUNDAY.

Street Parking:  Metered 2-hour parking is enforced around our building on    Friday until 6pm and Saturday from 8am to 6pm. STREET PARKING AFTER THESE HOURS AND ON SUNDAY IS FREE